David Climer: SEC angry at James Franklin? For what?

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Penn State coach James Franklin talks to reporters following the NCAA college football team's spring practice, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/PennLive.com. Joe Hermitt)

CORRECTS DAY AND DATE - Penn State coach James Franklin talks to reporters following the NCAA college football team's spring practice, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/PennLive.com. Joe Hermitt)

It's laughable that some in the SEC are upset at the actions of James Franklin, formerly one of their own.

Franklin, late of Vanderbilt and now of Penn State, made waves when it was revealed that he and members of his Nittany Lions staff will serve as guest coaches at summer football camps deep in the heart of SEC country – at Georgia State (Atlanta) and Stetson (DeLand, Fla.).

By working those camps, Franklin and his assistants will have interactions with potential recruits from a region that regularly produces some of the nation's top talent.

That did not sit well with some SEC coaches, who want to protect their own recruiting turf.

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